New Delhi [India], Jan 15 (ANI): The Delhi High Court on Tuesday issued a notice to the Tihar Jail authorities on a writ petition seeking Unani/Ayurvedic doctors for prisoners lodged in the high-security ward of Tihar Jail, without discrimination. Also Read - Facebook Says It Will Pay USD 1 Billion over 3 Years To News Industry

The petition has been filed by a prisoner named Daya Singh Lahoria. The court has put up the matter for a status report on January 25. Also Read - Facebook Blocks Myanmar Military, Ban to Extend on Instagram As Well 

The matter was argued by advocate Harpreet Singh Hora before a single judge bench of Justice Mukta Gupta of the Delhi High Court. Also Read - Australia Passes Landmark Law to Make Google, Facebook Pay For News

The petitioner has stated that he is suffering from serious ailments and has been recommended hot water by an Orthopaedic doctor and it was duly allowed by the lower court judge on November 28 last year. However, he alleged that the jail authorities, despite repeated requests, has not provided electric kettle so far.

The petition alleged that while the Unani/Ayurvedic doctor was being provided to the prisoners in general, the jail authorities are acting in a discriminatory manner and have discontinued the treatment to the prisoners who are lodged in the high-security ward of the Tihar Jail, ward No. 8/9. The petitioner claimed that no reason was given for the alleged discontinuation of the Unani doctor’s treatment. (ANI)

This is published unedited from the ANI feed.